How well do the IT and Facilities people get along at your company? Do they work well together or seem at times to be from different planets?
I’ve been in the Data Center industry for 15 years now, always based in IT but focused on physical infrastructure design and operations. A key part of my job has been helping IT and Facilities understand one another’s goals, challenges and technologies. That – as I like to joke – means I have great job security. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, data center, datacenterdeconstructed, Facilities, IT, Technology Convergence Conference, Teladata
For this week’s Data Center Deconstructed we’re setting the Wayback machine to 1998, when Cisco opened a new engineering Data Center at its headquarters in San Jose, California.
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Tags: Cisco, coc-data-center, data center, datacenterdeconstructed, design, legacy, WABAC, wayback machine
How many ice cubes does it take to cool a server?
This week’s Data Center Deconstructed Q&A item isn’t quite phrased that way, but if you consider the history of refrigeration that’s the riddle we’re pondering. It’s a good one to figure out; Data Center designers and operators face the issue daily as part of their mission to create efficient server environments.
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Tags: Cisco, coc-data-center, cooling, data center, datacenterdeconstructed, hardware density, ice, refrigeration